Epar.Od. Mandrakiou-Molou, Idra 180 40, Greece
Photo courtesy of Hydronetta
HydronettaMost people come here for the soft-focus sunsets, but you could easily spend the whole day at this café-bar carved into the craggy coastline just beyond Hydra’s harbor. Stepped terraces squeezed between stone walls are lined with little tables shaded with straw umbrellas. Start the day with that brilliant Greek invention, the freddo cappuccino—a long, frothy iced coffee—before tripping down the steps to bake and swim off the tiny concrete jetty. Lazy afternoons drift by as you sip peach daiquiris and watch the steady stream of fishing boats, superyachts, and teenagers dive-bombing off the surrounding rocks. The whole island shows up for the bar's full-moon parties.